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  Sanskrit information. LANGUAGE SCHOOL EXPLORER
Sanskrit (संस्कृता वाक् saṃskṛtā vāk, for short संस्कृतम् saṃskṛtam) is a classical language of India, a liturgical language of Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Jainism, and one of the 23 official languages of India.
Sanskrit is the root of the modern Indo-Aryan languages.
Sanskrit is reported to be spoken natively by the population in Mattur village in central Karnataka.
language.school-explorer.com /Sanskrit   (5685 words)

  
  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Sanskrit language
The Sanskrit language (संस्कृता वाक् saṃskṛtā vāk, for short संस्कृतम् saṃskṛtam) is a classical language of India, a liturgical language of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, and one of the 23 official languages of India.
Knowledge of Sanskrit was a marker of social class and educational attainment and the language was taught mainly to members of the higher castes, through close analysis of Sanskrit grammarians such as Pāṇini.
Vedic Sanskrit is the language of the Vedas, a large collection of hymns, incantations, and religio-philosophical discussions which form the earliest religious texts in India and the basis for much of the Hindu religion.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Sanskrit_language/Influences   (7566 words)

  
  Sanskrit Language - MSN Encarta
Sanskrit Language (from Sanskrit samskrta, “adorned, cultivated, perfected”), the classical sacred and literary language of the Hindus of India, belonging to the Indo-Aryan (Indic) branch of the Indo-Iranian languages, a subfamily of the Indo-European languages.
Sanskrit is distinguishable from the oldest preserved forms of Indian speech, in the Vedic religious scriptures, the Brahmanas, Vedas, and Upanishads.
The discovery by Western scholars of the existence of Sanskrit, and of Indian methods of teaching it, led both to the identification of the Indo-European language family and, under the stimulation of Panini's methodology, to the establishment of the science of comparative linguistics or comparative philology.
uk.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761553721/Sanskrit_Language.html   (533 words)

  
 Sanskrit and Varanasi - Sanskrit Language and Varanasi - Sanskrit in Varanasi
Sanskrit language is perhaps the oldest among languages of the world.
Sanskrit language is a symbol of Indian tradition and thought, which has exhibited full freedom in the search of truth.
The Sampurnanand Sanskrit University was set up at Varanasi to keep intact the traditional scholarship and to strike a balance between India and western outlooks and to conduct research and to study various aspects of culture and spiritual literature.
www.varanasicity.com /sanskrit.html   (336 words)

  
 Sanskrit Translation - Translate Sanskrit Language Translator
Sanskrit has had no uniform script and still does not have one among its usere, though the syllabicDevanagari(meaning "as used in the city of the Gods") script is nowadays being popularised.
Sanskrit today is generally written in the syllabic Devanagari (meaning "as used in the city of the Gods") script composed of 51 letters or aksharas.
Sanskrit's greatest influence, presumably, is that it exerted on languages that grew from its vocabulary and grammatical base.
www.translation-services-usa.com /languages/sanskrit.shtml   (1173 words)

  
 (30) The six unmatched features of the Sanskrit language.
The most striking feature of the Sanskrit language is the vowel-consonant pronunciation of the alphabet and the uniqueness of every consonant (or its combination) as a complete syllabic unit when it is joined with a vowel.
But still the range of vowels as compared to Sanskrit was always less and incomplete and, apart from the vowels, consonants also had their own sound (like vowelless sly, fry, dry) which was also not always the same, like the word chaos where the sound of ch is k and o is a.
In Sanskrit, the basic structure of its vowel-consonant pronunciation is the unique foundation of the language that precisely stabilizes the word pronunciation where each letter (or a combination of consonants with a vowel) is a syllable.
encyclopediaofauthentichinduism.org /articles/30_the_six_unmatched.htm   (986 words)

  
 Indian Language - Sanskrit - Crystalinks
Sanskrit is one of the 22 official languages of India.
Sanskrit is taught in schools and households throughout India, as a second language.
Sanskrit is mostly used as a ceremonial language in Hindu religious rituals in the forms of hymns and mantras.
www.crystalinks.com /indialanguage.html   (966 words)

  
 fUSION Anomaly. Sanskrit
language that is the language of Hinduism and the Vedas and is the classical literary language of India.
Sanskrit Language, classical sacred and literary language of the Hindus of India, belonging to the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-Iranian languages, a subfamily of the Indo-European languages.
In Sanskrit literature, moreover, with the exception of the Mahabharata and the Puranas, the authors are generally definite persons, more or less well known, whereas the writings of the Vedic period go back either to families of poets or to religious schools.
fusionanomaly.net /sanskrit.html   (741 words)

  
 Valuable Resources - Sanskrit: The Mother of All Languages
The word Sanskrit is formed from “sam + krit” where (sam) prefix means (samyak) ‘entirely’ or ‘wholly’ or ‘perfectly,’ and krit means ‘done.’ Sanskrit was first introduced by Brahma to the Sages of the celestial abodes and it is still the language of the celestial abode, so it is also called the Dev Vani.
Sanskrit was introduced on the earth planet, by the eternal Sages of Sanatan Dharm along with the Divine scriptures such as the Vedas, the Upnishads and the Puranas.
When a language is spoken by unqualified people the pronunciation of the word changes to some extent; and when these words travel by word of mouth to another region of the land, with the gap of some generations, it permanently changes its form and shape to some extent.
www.thevedicfoundation.org /valuable_resources/Sanskrit-The_Mother_of_All_Languages_partI.htm   (944 words)

  
 Sanskrit alphabet, pronunciation and language
Sanskrit is the classical language of Indian and the liturgical language of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism.
Vedic Sanskrit, the pre-Classical form of the language and the liturgical langauge of the Vedic religion, is one of the earliest attested members of the Indo-European language family.
Today Sanskrit is used mainly in Hindu religious rituals as a ceremonial language for hymns and mantras.
www.omniglot.com /writing/sanskrit.htm   (454 words)

  
 Sanskrit — Language of Enlightenment by Vyaas Houston
There is at least one language, Sanskrit, which for the duration of almost 1000 years was a living spoken language with a considerable literature of its own.
Considering Sanskrit's status as a spiritual language, a further implication of this discovery is that the age-old dichotomy between religion and science is an entirely unjustified one.
The truth of this is further accented by the fact that throughout the history and development of Indian thought, the science of grammar and linguistics was attributed a status equal to that of mathematics in the context of modern scientific investigation.
www.gosai.com /science/sanskrit-enlightenment.html   (3231 words)

  
 childplanet.com
Sanskrit language is essential to develop lexicons of standard terms in Indian languages, and lexicons constructed on the basis of Sanskrit language are likely to have a large number of words, which will be common to the Indian languages.
Sanskrit language will prove to be a valuable asset to institutes of higher learning and research studies.
This is the relevance of Sanskrit language to India and mankind.
www.childplanet.com /adlts-sanskrit2.htm   (592 words)

  
 Gary Tubb---Sanskrit Page Quotation   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As it suggests, the language it refers to came to be called Sanskrit (literally, "refined" or "purified") because of the role of certain great sages who codified the language by describing it carefully and fully.
His language has continued to be spoken, but because of his grammar and other forces it has retained a recognizable form over the centuries while the native languages of the people who learned it continued to evolve.
A study of the classical language is the best way to approach learning all these forms of Sanskrit, and is also a useful foundation for the study of closely related languages, such as the Pali used in the earliest Buddhist scriptures, and of languages that have borrowed extensively from Sanskrit, such as classical Tibetan.
www.columbia.edu /~gat4/samskrtam.html   (629 words)

  
 Sanskrit set to regain its former glory
Sanskrit, once the language of the people from present day Afghanistan to Kanayakumari, is ideal given our culture and history." According to Jiten, making unread and un-translated Sanskrit works available online will definitely widen the scope of the language universally.
According to Yelagalawadi, Sanskrit has now shed its image of an ancient and tough language: "The cross-section of people who attend the classes and camps organised show that an increasing number of children and youth are taking interest." He adds, "We would like the youth to give Sanskrit a chance.
As the name of the language suggests it is meant for pure and highly cultured civilizations.
www.rediff.com /netguide/2003/jul/24sanskrit.htm   (1144 words)

  
 Sanskrit Language,Indo Aryan Language,Oldest Language of World,Ancient Languages of India
Sanskrit Remains The Supreme Language But even while other languages were taking shape, Sanskrit continued to be the vehicle of creative and all other scholarly work.
With the Vedas was laid the foundation stone of Vedic literature and all Sanskrit literature thereafter.
Sanskrit is also the language of India’s two most talked about epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata.
www.indiasite.com /language/sanskrit.html   (778 words)

  
 Origin and development of Sanskrit
Sanskrit is a language which is mother of all languages.
The word Prot-Indo-European language was used to designate the root or the source language, which existed probably sometime in 7000 BC in a region about which we have no common agreement, but which is considered by the majority to be Anatolia in Turkey, otherwise known as Asia Minor or little Asia.
The language might have either traveled to other parts of the Asia and Europe along with migrating populations or individual traders and fortune seekers, and was adapted by various local populations as their medium of communication.
www.hinduwebsite.com /general/sanskrit.asp   (2531 words)

  
 Sanskrit as Machine Language for Artificial Intelligence @ Amritapuri.org
Thus, studies such as Sanskrit's potential as an artificial language are the perfect medium for the school to accomplish its mission.
For example, "patithavan" indicates that it is a verb in past tense, third person, male, and singular number, in addition to indicating the root "pat" that means "reading." In other words, the full meaning of "patithavaan" will be: an action "reading" is taking place in the past by a single male third person.
Being a language used for human interaction, Sanskrit is not absolutely free from ambiguity.
www.amritapuri.org /education/sanskrit/artintell.php   (456 words)

  
 Sanskrit Sounds - Classes Offered
The Sanskrit language classes promote correct pronunciation (especially important for mantra recitation) and give students the tools necessary to chant and translate verses by themselves.
The classes on philosophical Sanskrit texts (Yoga Sutras, Bhagavadgita, etc) encourage students to develop their own interpretation using several translations as well as personal life experience.
Sanskrit has been chanted in India continuously for at least 6000 years.
www.sanskritsounds.com /ClassDescr.html   (1350 words)

  
 Realization.org: Sanskrit language texts
A Concise Elementary Grammar of the Sanskrit Language.
This 152-page primer is an extremely basic outline of the language designed for those who prefer succinct treatment of grammar without cultural material.
The Roots Verb-Forms and Primary Derivatives of the Sanskrit Language.
www.realization.org /page/doc0/doc0078.htm   (1721 words)

  
 Sanskrit Home Study Course; Himalayan Institute   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sanskrit expresses the underlying unity of the physical body and the material and subtle worlds.
Studying Sanskrit results in a deeper understanding of spirituality and enables you to organize your meditation and yoga practices in an authentic and traditional manner.
Sanskrit is devabhasa, the language of the divine beings.
www.himalayaninstitute.org /Inside/SanskritHomestudy.aspx   (605 words)

  
 sanskrit
The Dravidian languages, still widely spoken in southern India, are believed to be the modern descendants of the earlier linguistic layer.
Sanskrit is no longer a spoken language, but continues to be used in religious ritual, and its Classical form is still cultivated as a literary language.
Classical Sanskrit was formalized in the fourth century B.C. and, although there is some overlap between the two periods, there are important differences between it and the Vedic form.
colfa.utsa.edu /drinka/pie/lang_sanskrit.htm   (648 words)

  
 About Sanskrit Language - Ministry   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sanskrit is distinguishable from the oldest preserved forms of Indian speech, in the Vedic religious
Sanskrit cases are found only in the singular of the most common noun declension.
Narayana is the Sanskrit name given in the Upanishads to that which is the sum and substance of all the manifested and unmanifested realms.
maxpages.com /globalnetwork/Sanskrit - !http://www.maxpages.com/globalnetwork/Sanskrit   (2063 words)

  
 sanskrit
In the case of Hinduism, Sanskrit stood for three millennia as the carrier of Vedic thought before its dominance gradually gave way to the vernacular dialects that eventually evolved into the modern day languages of Hindi, Gujarati, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and so on.
While the shift from Sanskrit to these regional languages forced a change in the meaning of words, and therefore a change in how subsequent generations interpreted the religion, the shift was at least within the context of languages that were closely related to Sanskrit.
The differences between the Indian regional languages and Sanskrit are minuscule when compared to the differences between a Western language such as English and Sanskrit.
www.sanskrit.org /www/Sanskrit/sanskrit.htm   (1166 words)

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